Posted January 29, 2018

Estimator and Quantity Surveyor

  • Employer Oakland Construction Ltd
  • Location Bristol
  • Salary £35,000 to £45,000 subject to experience and qualifications

As an Estimator/Quantity Surveyor you will manage and plan all costs associated with various types of construction projects, from the outset until completion. You will be required to negotiate with all staff, from site operatives to directs, in a professional and fair manner. You will have excellent verbal and written skills and work in line with the company’s Quality Management Policy.

 

Estimating

 

Your role will include:

  • Receiving tender documentation and preparing subcontract and supplier enquiry documents
  • Preparing tender/estimates ready for adjudication with the director, including any taking-off as necessary, to create a comprehensive priced document, on time for submission in a competitive tendering process
  • Liaison with client team to complete any value engineering that may be necessary to progress the project to a site start

 

Surveying

 

Your role will include:

 

  • To assist in the procurement of labour only sub-contractors for projects
  • To assist in the agreement and valuing of payments
  • Preparing monthly project valuations and source certification, to assist in the raising of invoices and attend monthly project site meetings, as required
  • To assist in the payment and settlement of sub-contractor’s accounts
  • Occasional re-measurement and pricing of variations
  • Preparation of cash-flow forecast and final account analysis, as requested by the client
  • Preparation and agreement of project final accounts with the director and client representatives

 

Skills

 

You will possess the following skills:

 

  • Good understanding and knowledge of the construction industry is vital and if from a tradesmen’s background, this is most welcome
  • The ability to read architectural drawings and understand the construction process with various elements of work involved
  • The ability to prepare contractor’s quantities from specifications and drawings
  • The ability to fit in well, work as a team member and have initiative, enthusiasm and good proactive leadership skills
  • Good communication skills and positive working attitude towards clients and architects and surveyors
  • Some understanding of current building regulations, although this subject will be client led
  • Some cursory understanding of health and safety matters
  • Good IT skills, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Project and Word

 

Qualifications

 

  • Experience working as estimator and/or QS on projects and tenders
  • Quantity surveying or building /construction related qualifications, to diploma or degree level
  • Practical experience of working on public sector contracts valued between £400k and £1.5 million, will be advantageous

 

Application

 

Please make application either by telephone on 01179 476222 or email at paul.garrett@oaklandconstruction.co.uk

Paula Milsom

Paula Millsom
Recruitment Advisor

paula.millsom@constructionenquirer.com
07939 152081

Grant Prior

Grant Prior
News Editor

grant.prior@constructionenquirer.com
07775 870 417

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